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15 cm TbtsK C/36
Z39 forward guns.jpg
Forward twin guns on Z39 in 1945, in US service as DD-939
Type Naval gun
Place of origin Nazi Germany
Service history
In service 1942–1945
Used by Nazi Germany
Wars Second World War
Production history
Designer Rheinmetall
Manufacturer Rheinmetall
Weight 7,200–8,564 kilograms (15,873–18,880 lb)
Length 7.165 meters (23.51 ft)
Barrel length 6.815 meters (22.36 ft) (bore)

Shell separate-loading, cased charge
Shell weight convert
Caliber 15cm (5.9 in) nominal cal
149.1 millimeters (5.87 in) actual
Breech horizontal sliding block
Elevation depends on the mount
Traverse depends on the mount
Rate of fire 8 rpm (maximum)
Muzzle velocity 835 meters per second (2,740 ft/s)
Maximum range 21,950 meters (24,000 yd) at 30°

The 15 cm TbtsK C/36 [Note 1] was a German medium-caliber naval gun deployed on Type 1936A (Narvik class) destroyers during the Second World War.

See also


  1. TbtsK - Torpedobootskanone (torpedo boat's gun), C - Construktionsjahr (year of design)


  • Campbell, John (2002). Naval Weapons of World War Two. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-87021-459-4. 
  • Gander, Terry; Chamberlain, Peter (1979). Weapons of the Third Reich: An Encyclopedic Survey of All Small Arms, Artillery and Special Weapons of the German Land Forces 1939–1945. New York: Doubleday. ISBN 0-385-15090-3. 
  • Hogg, Ian V. (1997). German Artillery of World War Two (2nd corrected ed.). Mechanicsville, PA: Stackpole Books. ISBN 1-85367-480-X. 
  • Rolf, Rudi (1998). Der Atlantikwall: Bauten der deutschen Küstenbefestigungen 1940-1945. Osnabrück: Biblio. ISBN 3-7648-2469-7. 

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